Foley Institute to host Trump talks

From staff reports

The Foley Institute is inviting students to take part in a conversation with experts about the condition of race in the U.S. The Foley Institute is putting on this event as part of a series on President Donald Trump and his effect on the nation’s politics.

The event, called Race and the Trump Presidency, will host speakers Chris Parker and Paul Pierson, according to a Foley Institute flier. Parker, an expert in race and politics, is a University of Washington political science professor and author of “Change They Can’t Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America.”

Pierson is a political science professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He authored the book “American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper.”

The event will take place at noon on Wednesday in the Foley Speaker’s Room, Bryan Hall Room 308.

Later that day, Pierson will lead a separate talk called Trump and the Changing Political Landscape in America, which is part of the same series of talks sponsored by the Foley Institute. This event will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the CUB Auditorium.

Reporting by Dan Doucet